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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 27001

s. XV2 (cf. f. 85ra: ‘Luna et Saturnus anno 1466’; f. 86r-88v contain two letters copied in 1471, one from Paul II dated 18 April 1470.


Germany (texts in German f. 145v-154v).

Paper, 171 f., several hands, one of which copied f. 1-144.

Astrology and astronomy, mainly notes, short texts and excerpts, among which: ‘Cum astrolabium componere velis…’ (2r-7r); Thomas Aquinas, De iudiciis astrorum (8r); Albumasar (?), Liber similitudinum (31vb-38rb); Alcabitius, Introductorius (90r-120r); Leopold of Austria, De astrorum scientia, Books VII and X (123ra-144ra). The Ptolemaic section takes place among scattered astrological and astronomical notes: ‘Ad inveniendum planetam dominantem vel signum ascendens in radice alicuius hominis…’ (1r); ‘Aries, Leo, Sagittarius ignea, masculina…’ (1r); ‘Tabula eclipsium (?) Solis et Lune…’ (1v); ‘Tabula ad sciendum moram nati in utero…’ (1v). The MS also contains the calculus of the victorious and the vanquished, opening ‘Quia omnis scientia verissime… sicut Ptholomeo et Pictagore fecit…’ (21va-22ra).


C. Halm, G. Meyer, Catalogus Codicum Latinorum Bibliothecae Regiae Monacensis, II.4: Clm 21406-27268, München, 1881, 232-233; D. Juste, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Latinorum, I: Les manuscrits astrologiques latins conservés à la Bayerische Staatsbibliothek de Munich, Paris, 2011, 172-174.


‘57a propositio Ptho<lome>i. Locus Lune hora nativitatis et ipse gradus ascendens de circulo hora casus spermatis et gradus ascendens hora nativitatis. In gradu occidente nota quod hore infantium in utero matris non sunt equales secundum quod dicit Haly — Nota differentia maior et minor est 30 dies.’

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Centiloquium (tr. Plato of Tivoli) (B.1.2), v. 51 (not 57), with a note adapted from the commentary. No glosses.